Paris Café Writing

Paris, France


Details
Jun 16 - Jun 22, 2019

Conference

APPLICATION DEADLINE:April 1, 2019
TUITION / COST:$1,450
SCHOLARSHIP:Available
Through National Louis University (Chicago), Master's program in Written Communication

CONTACT: Patricia Tennison
PHONE: 773-525-2002
EMAIL: info@pariscafewriting.com
WEBSITE: www.ParisCafeWriting.com

One-week seminar in Paris, France. You will write in the mornings in small cafes, share many great meals, enjoy walks and top-notch jazz, —and time alone. Nonfiction and creative writing.

Paris Café Writing seminars are ideal for the independent traveler who wants just a little structure to corral the creative writing process.

*Note: The November session is reserved for returning PCW traveling writers. Please see June 2-8, 2019 and June 16-22, 2019 for first-timers.

You arrange your own transportation to Paris and pick a hotel, perhaps from our recommended list in the Marais neighborhood.

We meet in the mornings in a small cafe to discuss the art of writing, then we write.

Our focus is creative nonfiction. This means creative writing about real people, real places, and really good food! We emphasize description, place, illustration, perhaps allegory, a quote or two if it’s appropriate. We study passages from literature, explore voice, revise and polish for good leads, endings, and rhythm.

No formal writing experience is necessary.

The seminar includes seven meals together and some evening programs—a welcome dinner, a farewell dinner, an English-speaking writer reading, a spot for jazz—but there is time to write or to explore Paris on your own or with a fellow student.

There will be one free day, perhaps for your own excursion to Versailles, Chartres, or Angers. You’ll be in France, writing.

Your leader Patricia Tennison draws from her experiences as a National Louis University writing instructor, Chicago Tribune editor and writer, book author, restaurant reviewer, and part-time resident of Paris.

The seminar groups are kept small, just 6 to 8 people, so it is wise to register early.


Genres

Creative nonfiction


Location

Paris
France



Paris Café Writing

One-week seminar in Paris, France. We are centered in the Marais, where I live. You will write in the mornings in small cafes, share many great meals, enjoy walks and top-notch jazz—and time alone. Nonfiction and creative writing.